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Far away, so close

a comparison of Middle-European and US-cities in their urban condition

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June 20th, 7PM
Hörsaal 17
TU Hauptgebäude
Karlsplatz 13, Stiege 7, 3. Stock

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talks by:
ELIZABETH STROM (Univ. of South Florida, Fulbright Scholar)
WINSTON VON ENGEL (Brooklyn Director of City Planning)

discussion with:
VERA BÜHLMANN (TU Wien / Department of Architectural Theory and Philosophy of Technology)
THOMAS MADREITER (Vienna Director of City Planning)

introduction and moderation:
MARKUS TOMASELLI & CHRISTOPH LUCHSINGER (TU Wien / Department of Urban Design)

Issues such as densification, highrise buildings, urban planning by investors, the implementation of car free areas, tramways, suburbia or pedestrian friendly neighborhoods concern cities on both continents alike. Images of both, “European” and ­“American“ elements of urbanity a­ppear more and more on both sides of the ­Atlantic. The climatic change that leads to ­higher temperatures but also increased flooding risks has evident ­influences on infrastructural improvements and planning principles as well as technological changes and demographic developments.

We invite you to join our discussion from different points of views, strategies and activities of a wide range of aspects.

Talks and discussion will be held in English!
Vorträge und Diskussion werden auf Englisch abgehalten!